US Politics

Looking for Unity: On the Streets of Cleveland Outside the RNC

Daryl Rembowski is a tough-looking man. His upper body is a patchwork of tattoos, and his biker’s kutte is covered in patches and pins. One of them is a Trump badge, another is the ‘1%er’ badge worn by outlaw motorcycle clubs everywhere. He is also incredibly friendly and cheerfully welcomes people to his native Cleveland.

He has come to the city’s Public Square on the last day of the Republican National Convention as part of Bikers for Trump – a group of similarly attired heavies. But, he insists, they are not here to cause trouble. ‘We’re just here to show that we can have a peaceful assembly,’ he says. ‘People feel safe around us and the police are glad we’re here.’

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